BENSTAGE 19.1 Next Level Failure

Darkness – Eminem

Different topic, but similar dark. Mr Mathers dropped again a new longplayer out of the blue. Not completely without scandal from what I hear, but i like his style.

Darkness deals with the last hours of the Las Vegas shooter who killed 58 people in 2017. From the perspective of the shooter. Pretty grim and dark, but I like it. Lyrics, music, but als I appreciate when artist tackle topics which are not easy to deal with. Which are complex and not easy to share or understand in the first place. Especially the end is a wake-up call. Only problem … no one wakes up.

I don’t wanna be alone
I don’t wanna be
I don’t wanna be alone

In the darkness
I don’t wanna be alone
In the darkness
I don’t wanna be alone
In the darkness anymore

Here I am, alone again
Can’t get out of this hole I’m in
It’s like the walls are closin’ in
You can’t help me, no one can
I can feel these curtains closin’
I go to open ’em
But something pulls ’em closed again
(Hello darkness, my old friend)

Feels like I’m loathing in Las Vegas
Haven’t got the vaguest, why I’m so lost?
But I’d make you this small wager
If I bet you, I’ll be in tomorrow’s paper
Who would the odds favor?
(Hello darkness, my old friend)

I’m so much like my father
You would think that I knew him
I keep pacin’ this room, Valium
Then chase it with booze
One little taste it’ll do
Maybe I’ll take and snooze
Then tear up the stage in a few
(Hello darkness, my old friend)

Fuck the Colt 45, I’ma need somethin’ stronger
If I pop any caps, it better be off of vodka
Round after round after round
I’m gettin’ loaded (Haha)
That’s a lot of shots, huh? (Double entendre)
(Hello darkness, my old friend)

I don’t wanna be alone in the darkness (Yeah)
I don’t wanna be alone in the darkness
I don’t wanna be alone in the darkness anymore
(Hello darkness my old friend)

Now I’m starin’ at the room
Service menu off a Benzo
I can hear the music
Continue to crescendo
I can see the whole fuckin’ venue from my window
That’s when you know you’re schizo (Hello darkness my old friend)
‘Cause I keep peakin’ out the curtain from the hotel

The music is so loud
But it’s almost as though
I don’t hear no sound
I should get ready for the show now
Wait, is this the whole crowd?
I thought this shit was sold out
(Hello darkness my old friend)

But it’s only the opening act
It’s early don’t overreact
Then something told me, relax
And just hope for the show to be packed
Don’t wanna hit the stage
Before they fill each row to the max
‘Cause that’d be totally wack
You can’t murder a show nobody’s at (Hello darkness my old friend)

But what if nobody shows?
Panic mode, ’bout to snap and go
Motherfuckin’ wacko at any second
‘Bout to cancel the show
Just as fans below rush the entrance
Plan is a go to wreck shit
Cameras in all directions (Hello darkness my old friend)

The press is about to go ape shit
Bananas on all the networks
Commando with extra clips
I got ammo for all the hecklers
I’m armed to the teeth
Another Valium fall off the bed
Hit the ground and crawl to the dresser
Alcohol on my breath as I reach for the scope

I’m blackin’ out I’m all out of meds
With them Benzodiazepines gone
Now it’s just magazines sprawled out on the floor
Fuck the media
I’m goin’ all out, this is war
(Hello darkness my old friend)

And I don’t wanna be alone in the darkness (Yeah)
I don’t wanna be alone in the darkness
I don’t wanna be alone in the darkness anymore

People start to show up
Time to start the show up
It’s 10:05 p.m. and
The curtain starts to go up
And I’m already sweatin’
But I’m locked and loaded
For rapid fire spittin’
For all the concert goers
Scopes for sniper vision

Surprise from out of nowhere
As I slide the clip in
From inside the hotel
Leanin’ out the window
Going Keyser Söze
Finger on the trigger
But I’m a licensed owner
With no prior convictions
So loss, the sky’s the limit
So my supplies infinite
Strapped like I’m a solider
Got ’em hopping over
Walls and climbing fences
Some of them John Travolta
Staying alive by inches (Hello darkness my old friend)

Cops are knockin’, oh fuck
Thought I blocked the entrance
Guess show time is over
No suicide note
Just a note for target distance
But if you’d like to know
The reason why I did this
You’ll never find a motive
Truth is I have no idea
I am just as stumped
No signs of mental illness

Just tryin’ to show ya
The reason why we’re so fucked
‘Cause by the time it’s over
Won’t make the slightest difference
(Hello darkness my old friend)

I don’t wanna be alone in the darkness
I don’t wanna be alone in the darkness
I don’t wanna be alone in the darkness anymore
(Hello darkness my old friend)

Yeah, we do have some breaking news
From the Associated Press right now
Just gonna bring that up because
We are hearing we have told you
That the shooter is dead
And we have just learned that
Police are saying that the Las Vegas shooter killed himself

That is the bartender there at Mandalay bay
And I believe we’re going to learn more

Yeah, we just wanted to share that with you
You can see behind me here
This is what he looks like
Now we did just tell you that
Police just earlier
Metro was telling us
That he killed himself
Inside the hotel room

Good morning as we come to you
On the air we bring you breaking news
A school shooting
Another school shooting
Reports of a number of fatalities
And this time it is in Santa Fe, Texas
That is just outside Galvaston

Last night’s mass shooting
At Southern California
We are following breaking news
This morning another deadly school shooting

This one in Santa Fe, Texas
It’s just outside Houston
26 killed and 20 others wounded

This’s a deadly shooting at a food festival
In Northern California
Three people so far dead
Breaking news a deadly shooting in a Newspaper office in Annapolis
Newly released surveillance video
Shows the moments leading up to the mass shooting
In Dayton, Ohio

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